Malaysia's Perhentian Islands
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Malaysia is an ethnic melting pot that’s home to some of the most welcoming people in Asia. Expect plenty of culture, world-class beaches and diving, and – of course – great food.
Manners: Malaysians are a laid-back and humble lot; get in their good books by being polite.
Food: You can find just about any cuisine in the world here, but go for authentic Malaysian dishes such as nasi goreng USA (it’s not really American). The best place to get authentic local food is often at a mamak stall – these makeshift restaurants are where the locals come for cheap, tasty meals.
Activities: The Perhentian Islands are just one of the many brilliant dive spots in Malaysia. Pulau Sipadan in Sabah, Borneo, is said to have some of the best shore-based diving in the world.
Transport: Check with the locals for taxi rates to your destination of choice, and bargain with the driver for a fixed rate.
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